The Center for Faculty Innovation (CFI) provides comprehensive professional development opportunities for JMU instructional faculty at all levels and stages of their careers. CFI initiatives are designed to enhance academic culture and support innovations in teaching, scholarship, and career planning. The CFI is staffed by tenured and tenure-track instructional faculty who, as teacher scholars in their academic disciplines, are committed to creating a sense of shared community grounded in academic excellence.

The CFI pursues its vision of comprehensive professional development for all faculty through collaborative partnerships with the JMU community by implementing and assessing of a range of scholarly-based programs. Further, the CFI embraces issues that transcend the individual faculty role, striving to make meaningful contributions to local dialogues and global dynamics. Finally, the CFI strives to enhance academic culture through scholarly initiatives that reflect on the quality and changing nature of higher education.


We are a community of faculty and educational developers collaborating to create opportunities for professional growth and innovation.


The CFI will cultivate inclusive communities of peers committed to helping each other succeed, advancing individual and organizational change.


The CFI values collaboration, inclusiveness, innovation, scholarly approach, strategic thinking, responsiveness, and integration.

Click here to learn about the CFI's Strategic Plan.

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